Access to Rail Key in Healthcare Industry

Yale-New Haven Health System — Bridgeport, Greenwich, and New Haven, CT

NEC access for both workers and patients is critical for Connecticut’s Yale-New Haven Hospital. It is the top-ranked Level 1 Trauma Center in the nation and consistently ranked one of the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, is the largest healthcare provider in Connecticut, attracting patients from throughout the NEC Region. With more than 18,000 employees, Yale-New Haven Hospital is also the largest employer in New Haven County. According to the hospital, many of its patients and employees rely upon Amtrak, Shore Line East, and Metro-North Railroad to access the hospital. The availability of parking is constrained on the hospital’s campus, and hospital representatives view the ability to access the campus via rail as critically important for the hospital’s continued success. In addition to the NEC’s role in facilitating patient access, Yale-New Haven Hospital employees travel for work to New York City, Boston, and Washington, D.C., often traveling via Amtrak.

Bridgeport Hospital and Greenwich Hospital – also served by NEC commuter rail and Amtrak – are both in the Yale-New Haven Health System and served by the NEC.

Yale–New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT. Source: Wikimedia Commons, User YNHHEditor.